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Friday, January 21, 2011
As many of you know, I know I told you, I had surgery on Wednesday. I came really close to having to have surgery on Sunday, but was able to hold off with pain killers until Wednesday.
It was a successful surgery. Here I am on Friday morning and I am feeling…okay. Better than I expected, but I’m not running laps anytime soon.
The hospital had a computer system that The Husband could track what I was doing…think airport system where it tells you “in flight”; “landed”; etc… This said, “In surgery”; “in recovery”; etc…
We arrived at the hospital at 5:45 in the morning, they got me into surgery at 7:31 am, and I was on my way home around 10:45…well, to the pharmacy first where my husband ran in to fill the prescription and I stayed in the car, opened the car door, vomited all over the parking space next to me, and then leaned back feeling MUCH better.
It seriously amazed me how much better I felt after that. So, then on the way home we went.
Since then, I have taken pain pills the first day, half the second day, and none today so far.
I have taken a shower this morning (which involved going up the stairs…and back down).
The husband got me an eBook. I am SO in love with it. I’ve wanted one for so very long! He has taken very good care of me and I love having him here at my side.
Needless to say, I am feeling better than I expected and I am expect that I will be back at work on Wednesday easily.
So, what have you been up to?
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I am, in no way, a perfect person. I make my mistakes and try to live the best life that I know how.
I am also, as one of God’s people, a person who has free will. God has made me (as He made all of us) to have the ability to make choices, good or bad, in our life.
I have, many times, made choices that were not in His plans. However, the difference between me and the person in the story I’m about to tell, is that I have never said that my bad choices were in His plans.
Nope, those choices were not in His plans for me; but He is always there.
Why that preface? To let you know that I am not at all judging this person, but using it as a lesson I think many need to hear.
I read many blogs and, at times, I wonder why I read them. Then I realize, have you ever got sucked into a soap opera? Or driven by an accident and tried not to look? You just can’t stop!
So I read this blog and it’s a person who is divorced with 4 children. Until recently, I would not have put her in the soap opera category, mostly because I saw a person who hadn’t necessarily made horrible choices in her life. When she was pregnant with her last child, her husband left her for another woman…a shock to her.
Now, however, this is where it turns into a soap opera. After more than a year of being divorced, she announced that she is, again, pregnant…by her exhusband…who is not going to marry the woman he left her for…
But wait, where does God’s plan come into all this?
Simple. In the post that she announced her pregnancy, she end with saying that she knows that she shouldn’t have slept with her ex again, she knew she was doing wrong, but (now get this) “God never promised us fair…but He did promise that He has a plan, and it’s for good.”
Seriously! That’s what she said!
Now, do I think God has a plan? YES!
Do I think that my bad choices are in His plan? NO
When I read that I seriously had to laugh in disbelief.
Do I think that I wouldn’t do the same thing in her situation? Nope. I don’t know what I would do. I haven’t lived through her life or situation.
What I do know is that, in all the bad choices I make, I do not pretend to think that it is all part of His plan.
There are things that I do believe are in His plan, but they are things that I don’t choose for myself, but He chooses for me.
The lay off? His plan.
How do I know? Without it, I would have missed out on some great times with my grandmother and I would not be in this job where I truly believe I am doing His work and am in a place that I am making a great difference to children and families.
This surgery? Well, it’s not because of my bad choices, that I can tell of, so is it part of His plan? I don’t know. I’m not fool enough to say it is; but I’m also not fool enough to rule it out.
The fact that I burned my hand in the oven the other day? NOT in His plans…I did something stupid.
Okay, burning my hand is in no way on the level of getting yourself knocked up out of marriage, with a man who is going to marry someone else (even if he was a past husband); but it’s the same basic principle…neither one is in His plan.
(just a side note, I will greatly appreciate prayer for the wisdom and knowledge of the surgeon and all the hospital staff on Wednesday morning as I have my gallbladder removed; and prayers that everything goes the way it is meant to go, hopefully with minimal recovery time.)
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I am absolutely disgusted, saddened, and sick to my stomach over the disrespectful display I saw tonight at the memorial service for those who lost their lives in the tragic event last Saturday.
If there was a display like that at my Grandmother’s funeral, I would have been appalled at the lack of respect.
That could in NO WAY be called a memorial service and I, as an American who prayed and mourned for those who were lost and injured, would like to extend my apologies to those families who are grieving. Please know that there are those of us who were not in that room who have said prayers for you and your families in this time of need. There are those of us who have grieved the loss of a beautiful child who should tucked in by her mom tonight, not used in a disgusting play of politics.
It makes me sad the direction this has gone and, the least any of us can do is apologize for the disgusting display tonight, in the days past, and, I’m sure, in the days to come.
I am truly sorry. Your loved ones deserve so much more than this.